Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo is a state of the art facility located within the Adelaide Zoo with panoramic views of Botanic Park.

All your catering can be taken care of by the experts to ensure you receive outstanding wedding catering.

You can relax and take in the stunning scenery and sounds that will great you within any of the locations within the Zoo.

Our aim is to go beyond the expectations of both the bridal couple and guests, to create a truly memorable day.

Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo offers various flexible spaces for your wedding and can also cater within various locations around Adelaide Zoo.

Various locations and seating capacities are listed below, but be warned, it shall be a hard choice:

Durrell Gallery is an award winning function centre with stunning views.  – Cocktail 400, Seated 100.

Attenborough Room – Cocktail 280, Seated 260.

Bamboo Forest is the home of our wonderful Wang Wang and Fu Ni, the ONLY two giant pandas in the southern hemisphere. This venue is perfect for cocktail functions, pre dinner drinks or a sit down dinner.  Cocktail 250 undercover, Seated 120 undercover or the complete venue 500.

Central Lawns is a gorgeous lawn area in the centre of the Adelaide Zoo that can be transformed to suit your wedding.  Cocktail 1,000, Seated 750.

Sir Thomas Elder Rotunda is a heritage listed venue located centrally in the Zoo.  Cocktail 250, Seated 180 or with dance floor 150.

Immersion Longhouse is a stunning undercover venue located in front of the Orangutans and Tigers surrounded by a tropical oasis.  Cocktail 80, Seated 50.

Nature’s Playground is a new area which is filled with fun equipment inspired by nature and suitable for all abilities.  Undercover function space, Cocktail 200, Seated 100 or complete venue 400.

It is such a hard decision, however, which ever venue you choose you can be assured you will be in beautiful surroundings and hear some wonderful nature sounds.

Various wedding packages are available for your convenience.

HOURS  OF  OPERATION:  By Appointment.  Thank you.


We held our wedding reception at Sanctuary 27.04.2019 and it was sensational. I cannot praise David, Lucia and the rest of the team highly enough.  The food was outstanding. The menu was exciting, inclusive and had some provenance from the Botanical Gardens nearby which was a wonderful feature.  We chose a drinks package option and supplied our own spirits which really helped with our planning and budget without sacrificing on hospitality and the wines were *incredible*  I must say the service and attention to detail from the staff was flawless. They were professional and attentive without pretension or hesitation- nothing was too difficult, I literally cannot think of any way in which they could have been more accommodating. An evening I will remember for the rest of my days. THANK YOU. – C Thoma

This venue and this experience has been once in a lifetime- Mike and I can’t speak more highly of Lucia and the staff! They went above and beyond to make sure our night was perfect! The food, hospitality and ambience were outstanding! Our guests were blown away and we keep receiving compliments from the night. Can we do it again?! Also- the hippos were a hit x Thank you!!! – M Saj-Rynes

We held our wedding reception at Sanctuary last weekend and it was nothing short of perfect!  The food was exceptional, the quantity and quality was fantastic, and the vegetarian meal was delicious. The venue was excellent – bar setup, dance floor, intimate seating, and made to order coffees. The staff were incredibly helpful, and Lucia and David helped us with whatever we needed in the lead up to the big day and on the night itself.  The evening was complimented by all our guests, our wedding reception was incredible thanks to the staff at Sanctuary! – L Young

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